Originally Posted by Maryyy
Hm, so what was your previous video output setting?
To me, by far the best results in VLC are Opengl (XCB) output with NO hardware acceleration in the input/codecs section, otherwise it may freak out.
XVideo is old and may also introduce tearing.
Nvidia blob has proper XVideo sync per-monitor, but other drivers don't. They usually require tinkering with xorg config, Intel e.g. Unless Intel's drivers defaults are now more friendly in this regard, I don't know. And I have zero clue for AMD.
Mine was set to Automatic, as mentioned in the Post. I have several machines which started to act up and they all have recovered (they also were set to Automatic). Interestingly I do have an Acer Laptop, which has yet to require any fix, even though it has been 'upgraded' regularly. I will give 'Opengl (XCB)' a go and see how it performs. Thanks for the 'tip'.
I am not sure if any have Nvidia but I have never specifically installed the 'Nvidia blob', as far as I am aware.
PS: Tried OpenGL(XCB) and it froze the Video, so I reverted